I am “camping in” in a wonderful mansion. I live in the dining room. It is 15′ by 15 1/2′ with a 12′ ceiling. Laying in bed this morning I could look out the west window and see the large trees with their leaves turning yellow. It made for a very nice “sleep in” on a Saturday morning. Fall is here with winter soon to follow. More later. Grand Maverick.
Winter is coming. The weather person is forecasting frost and perhaps some freezing in spots. And it isn’t even November yet.
I have my little electric heater working again. We installed a new breaker in the breaker box. That helped a lot. Who knows how long the old one had been in the box. After all, the house was built in 1929 before the crash. It was remodeled in the late ’50s. It could have been over 50 years old. Who knows. Anyway, things are working great now. I even am celebrating by making chocolate pudding. It is now cooling as I am writing. So I will not be long at this. My weight loss would go quicker if it was not for the chocolate pudding. This is the first bite in several months and one has to celebrate the coming of the cold weather with comfort food.
More later. Grand Maverick
Last week end I went with a friend toward the south of Alabama. Most of the time I am by myself so I have to drive. This trip she drove so I could take in the sights. The fall colors have not made it this far south quite yet but still it was beautiful. It seems that most of the freeways have lots and lots of trees between the vehicles and the countryside. However, our dear Garmin took us off the big road and sent us over smaller state roads. This gave us a view of smaller towns and unusual yard designs. We saw older houses and much newer ones.
Our destination was a YMCA camp ground where our ladies church group was meeting for the weekend. At first we were strangers but left as new best friends. And the food was excellent as well. I will put it on my list as a possibility for next year.
I must try for more drivers so I can see more countryside. More Later. Grand Maverick.
I have been preparing for a craft show/sales. The crocheted kitchen towels sell fairly well. However, the buyer goes home and makes another for themselves. I want them to buy the second one and the third one. SO. My solution to the situation is to put some tatting on plain flour sack material. I dare anyone to make anything like this. We shall see. I am hoping to have about 30 made. A friend has us registered into a craft show for Nov. 23.
I need to contact Pay Pal and have an payment account with them. Perhaps someone will want to buy my items over the net. I tell you this advanced tech stuff is something else. I think that Algebra in high school was easier. More later. Grand Maverick.
Recently I visited a friend in the hospital. It was interesting to watch the staff as they made their rounds. When I received what little nurse’s training that I have it took us a long time at the end of our shift to write our comments in the patient files. Now, while still in the patient’s room the staff can enter their comments in the patient’s file. The person taking the meal order puts it in her gadget and BINGO it is already in the kitchen. The person taking the vital signs of the patient has a machine that enters the results immediately in the patient’s file.
What technology. More later. Grand Maverick
Every year we get four months with a 5th Sunday. Today was one of those days. My friend and I took advantage of it and went to two different church services.
The first was a contemporary early service (8:30am) at a United Methodist church. They had a band with several guitars, a drummer and singers. Having the singers lead us was very good because the hymns were not at all familiar to me. The Bishop was the speaker of the day. The message was “spot on”. We visited with many friends.
The second service began at 10:00am and was much more traditional. This Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is over 100 years old. The signing was backed up by an organ. And I knew all the hymns by heart. The pastor was on vacation so they had a guest speaker who did a good job. He is a VA chaplain. Since it was a 5th Sunday they had a Pot Luck lunch. Today’s menu was tacos. My diet did not suffer since my taste is not for very spicy stuff. Also, desserts are not on my list. We visited and visited over lunch.
I think todays activities make up for missing worship altogether last Sunday. What do you think?
My friend and I have been working hard making kitchen towels that hang on the handles. I have finished six putting tatted designs on them. She has crocheted 30 with their handles so far. The goal is to have them finished by the third weekend in Oct. Another friend and I are going to participate in a huge craft show in Middle TN then.
More Later. Grand Maverick.
My Jetta and I are in Arkansas enjoying the fall weather. It rained yesterday but is sunny and beautiful today. My friend and I plan to wash the car this afternoon because it sat under the pecan tress in AL and has sticky stuff all over it. I don’t want to paint to come off. This is the first year that the sticky stuff has gotten on the car. Also, the pecans that are falling are in pieces. I don’t know if the squirrels are cracking them while the pecans are still up in the tree or what. Usually the shells stay on the pecan. We also have the smallest white fluffy flying bugs. They looks like snow flakes. They turn the landscape snow.
Time is passing. I had better go now and wash the car. More later. Grand Maverick.
According to the manufacturing team my Promaster will not be ready for delivery until November. So my little Jetta and I are together for a while longer. Lucky for me that many of my friends that I want to visit have beds available and usually feed me as well. Not everyone is so well provided for. Keep in touch as I go out and about for the next several weeks. More later. Grand Maverick
I am not a good “waiter”. I don’t mean what is called a “server” these days. I mean one who is expecting something to happen ie to be seen by the doctor, the grocery line to go faster, the fall rains to begin. In my case for my Promaster to arrive. It has been two weeks on the factory floor. They said wait patiently for two weeks. I have. This morning when I checked the computer I saw no detectable movement. All this pent up energy has got to come out some how. Perhaps I will begin to clean the house. That should do it until evening when I can check again on the progress of my new “baby”. More later. Grandmaverick
I forgot to tell you the measurements I have with which to work. Starting at the back of the driver’s seat and extending all the way to the back door is 160″ (that inches, friends, inches); there is 73″ from side to side and 6’3″ tall. One will have to be creative and use the spaces for several different uses i.e. beds at night which turn into couches by day; shelves which move on wheels to become doors and the burners on the stove-top which become a BBQ grill when the side door of the vehicle is open. The bathroom/shower is the fun part to think about. The lavatory is in the corner; the shower is hand-held, and the toilet is the charmer of the whole room.
There is some talk about solar panels on the roof to charge the batteries instead of a [the word that comes to mind is compressor but I know that is not correct] motor to run all night and keep you awake… Alright, I know the sun does not shine at night but you follow the thought. Someone said to put the water in pipes instead of tanks. Like I said.. keep the suggestions coming.
More later. Grand Maverick